Vitamin D Deficiency

A lack of vitamin D occurs particularly during the winter months and can lead to a variety of symptoms. Possible complaints include frequent infections, poor wound healing, bone and back pain and sleep problems. Vitamin D deficiency is also associated with conditions such as fibromyalgia, periodontitis, cancer, osteoporosis, ADHD and thyroid disorders. The deficiency often manifests itself in particular through tiredness, fatigue, exhaustion and mood swings and even depression, also known as “winter depression”, as vitamin D has a mood-lifting effect.

Symptoms of Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D fulfills the role of a vitamin and a hormone in the body. It is involved in a variety of processes as a co-factor, controls different processes and influences hormonal processes. As a result, the symptoms of a vitamin D deficiency can affect almost all organ systems.

The initial signs of a vitamin D deficiency include:

  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Inner restlessness

In the case of a long-term and pronounced vitamin D deficiency, the symptoms become more severe. The psyche, immune system and bones in particular suffer massively from a vitamin D deficiency. Those affected then complain of:

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The symptoms of vitamin D deficiency can have a major impact on the quality of life of those affected and can lead to structural damage in the long term. An individual adjustment of the vitamin D level, after a correct diagnosis, is highly recommended.

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